Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil

Sparta, in the southern Pelopponese, lies in the heart of one of the principal olive producing areas in the Mediterranean region. The museum, a site of the Museum Network of the Cultural Foundation of the Piraeus Bank Group (PIOP), illustrates the significance of olives in many contexts, in nutrition, body care and medicine, in lighting, in religion and in art. Artefacts and inscribed clay tablets are evidence of its importance in Antiquity. The ground floor of the museum displays machines illustrating the development of olive oil production technology from early times, including animal-, water-, steam- and diesel-powered presses. Other displays illustrate the varied technologies employed in the manufacture of soap with olive oil.

Museum of the Olive and Greek Olive Oil
129 Othonos-Amalias St
231 00 Sparta
+30 (0) 27310 - 89315

Recommended duration of visit:1 Hours
Duration of a guided tour:30-90 Minutes
Access for persons with disabilities:For details see website
Infrastructure for children:
Gift and book shop on site:yes

March to 15 October:
Wednesday - Monday 10am-6pm

16 October to February:
Wednesday - Monday 10am-5pm

  • Guided tours optional
  • Tours in other languages
  • Guided tours for children